Thursday, May 11, 2006


After living in my current house for the past couple years, I've gotten used to not having a dishwasher. Doing the dishes by hand has just become something we do, like taking out the trash or watering the plants. We've completely forgotten that there are now machines that will wash dishes.

Anyway, while doing the dishes one night, we noticed that the floor by the sink was wet. I figured I was just getting a bit sloppy and carried away with the dish washing, but there really was a lot of water on the floor.

Further inspection led us to open the counter doors under the sink to find even more water. And eventually we found the source: the drainage pipe just past the drain trap had rusted through. So all of that dirty dish water had gone down the sink drain, up to the hole in the pipe, and then on to the floor.

Ah, the benefits of living in an old house.